Bay Hill now plays long at 7,466 yards, and the par 70 course has served as host for the event since 1979. This year a record $12 million purse will award the winner more than $2 million dollars.
Golf Predictions This Week
While the favorites take most of the betting action to win, there is a very competitive field. Following Bryson DeChambeau's withdrawl Monday, five of the top-10 and 15 of the top-30 players in the world rankings will battle at Bay Hill.
So beyond stars and favorites like US Open champions Jon Rahm (+850) and Rory McIlroy (+1300), or Viktor Hovland (+1500), Scottie Scheffler (+1900) and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (+2100), there are plenty of longshot who are proven players and winners that can make a run to the leaderboard with a win or top finish. Like last week's 100/1 longshot Sepp Straka, who won the Honda Classic, or Chris Kirk, a Golfer to Watch who finished top 10 for a +600 payday.
Here are three golfers to watch with longer golf odds on FanDuel Sportsbook who could win of hit the leaderboard on Sunday.
Golfers to Watch
1. Will Zalatoris (+2900)
Rising star Will Zalatoris burst on the PGA Tour scene last year and finished runner-up in The Masters. The 25-year-old is up to No. 30 in the world golf rankings, and he has a pair of top-6 finishes in three starts this year. The big hitter is also top-10 in hitting greens and GIR gained, top-10 in proximity from 200+ yards. Zalatoris' elite ball striking ranks top-5 on Tour over his last 50 rounds, along with Tee-to-Green and Approach play. Zalatoris finished tied for 10th in the API on debut last year, despite losing strokes putting. Too much talent and ready to challenge for his first PGA Tour win at the King's course, Bay Hill.
2. Paul Casey (+3600)
Paul Casey also finished tied for 10th in Arnie's event last year at Bay Hill. The 44-year-old continues to play well, and gained 5.6 shots on approach finishing T15 at The Genesis two weeks ago while leading the field in hitting greens. Casey ranks No. 1 in Strokes Gained Approach over his last 50 rounds and top-5 in Ball Striking, Tee-to-Green and Total. In his last three events at Bay Hill, Casey has been inside the top-10 halfway through each tournament. His odds to win may not appear long enough to feel more confident, but another top-10 returns +410.
3. Seamus Power (+7500)
Seamus Power is another one rising up the ranks to No. 47 in the world after starting 2022 at No. 72. His Greens in Regulation percentage and Birdie average both rank top 20 on Tour, and Power is top-5 on Tour with the best average score for players when hitting approach shots 200+ yards away (min. 70 attempts). That's key at Bay Hill, which yielded more approach shots from 200 yards away or further than any course on the PGA Tour since 2016. Over his last 24 rounds, Power ranks top-7 on Tour in Strokes Gained Total. Power makes his debut at Bay Hill, and a top-20 finishing position pays +260 and top 10 is +550.
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